Tilicho Lake Trekking
Tilicho Lake Trekking (4920m) situated at the high elevation from the sea level is claim as an embark journey. It is a classical journey to a serene turquoise lake located in the high Himalayan region of Manang. Tilicho Lake is widely acclaimed as a holy lake in Ramayan– a holy book of Hindu.
Tilicho Lake Trekking not only takes us to the high Himalayan lake, Tilicho but also offers the magnificent view of mountain peaks including Lamjung Himal 6932m, Annapurna II 7939m, Annapurna IV 7525m, Annapurna III 7555m, Gangapurna 7454m and other major snow-blanketed peaks. We also have an opportunity to explore a diverse tradition and culture of beautiful Tibetan settlements and people. Mesokanto La Pass 5120m also popular as Tilicho Pass is a challenge to the trekkers. However, the mesmerizing landscapes, picturesque Tibetan settlements and most significant, hugely snow-fed mountain peaks are fabulous.
As Tilicho Lake Trekking is a part of Annapurna Circuit Trekking, this trekking commences from Besisahar after we drive for 7-8 hours from Kathmandu. Then we follow the trail along Marshyangdi River all the way to Manang. Trekkers normally take a day rest at Manang for acclimatization and further exploration of premises. Then we catch the north-west trail and head to Tilicho Lake Base Camp and a serene and turquoise colour lake, Tilicho Lake. The tranquillity around the surrounding is really impressive.
Now, we have a challenging high pass, Mesokanto La Pass and we descend to Chauri Kharka. Chauri Kharka is high pastureland for grazing yaks. After that, we descend all the way down to Jomsom. Finally, we end this trekking with a scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara and we drive to Kathmandu.
Highlight Of The Trekking
- Our guides are Trained And Licensed Certify from the Government. So you are accompanied with Local experience and hospitable guides and porter during the trek.
- When you trek to Tilicho Lake. You will be surrounded by snow-capped pikes like Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Annapurna South, Annapurna Fang, Mt. Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, Khangsar Kang, and Mt. Fishtail.
- Culinary Experience: During your trek, you will get chances to experience the fresh Local traditional Nepali food Dal Bhat ( combination of Steam rice, Lentil soup, mix veg ) also mount watering MoMos and homemade desserts Apple Pie can get to taste.
- The Tilicho Lake is Located at 4920m above the sea level. So it is the highest lake in the world.
Day 1: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu
You are welcomed by the Representative from Magic Expedition and then you will be transferred to hotel. Our Magic Expedition representative will explain briefly the program upon arrival. Overnight at hotel
Day 2: Trek Preparation and Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour
Sightseeing of world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley including, Kathmandu Darbar square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa & Pashupatinath Temple. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast
Day 3:Drive Kathmandu to Besisahar (1100 m) 8 hrs
After breakfast at your hotel we will depart at 8 am; take a scenic drive to Beshisahar via the Prithvi Highway. While driving we will have many chances to observe rural people & various cultures along the highway. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals
Day 4: Drive to Chame (2630 m) 6 hrs.
Today The drive climbs along the mule track through in and fir forest and then follows the river for a time amongst the higher oak and maple trees. On the way, you will have spectacular views of views of major Himalayan peaks. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals
Day 5: Trek to Pisang (3300m) 5 hrs
The trail follows through the steep and narrow river valley with deep forest. Along the way, you will be rewarded with the best mountain view of Pisang peak and Annapurna II. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals
Day 6: Trek to Manang (3570m) 4 hrs
Today we can follow the two routes to reach Manang; the easier low route follows the valley floor via Humde and the strenuous route follow along with the river north side of the valley which takes about 3 hours more than the normal lower route. The trail goes through the fields of grazing Yak and a wide variety of crops before arriving Manang which provides the spectacular views of Annapurna 2, 3, 4, Gangapurna and Tarkekang. From Manang trail descent to a Chortens and turns to the northwest and goes down to the River. After crossing the Jharsang Khola on suspension bridge the trail goes through blue pine forest and the wheat fields before arriving Khangsar, Khangsar is a Gurung village. There you find a small monastery, Chortens, Mani walls and prayer flags. Stay overnight at camp in Khangsar. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals
Day 7: Manang - Acclimatization day
This is a rest day to acclimatize to the higher altitude. Spend a time visiting the monastery, side trip to Gangapurna Lake, doing some excursions with the wonderful views around the villages. Also, we visit the Himalayan Rescue Association Clinic. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals
Day 8: From Manang Trek To Khangsar (3734m) ( 3-4)hrs-Overnight-
After breakfast trek from Manang To Khangsar and lunch is provide on the way - overnight in Tea House-
Day 9: Trek From Khangsar To Tilicho Base Camp (4140m) ( 6-7)hrs-Overnight-
Day 10: Trek To Tilicho Lake (4920m) And After Exploring back to the Tilicho Base Camp-Overnight-
Trek From Tilicho Base Camp to Khangsar – Overnight-
Day 12: Trek from Khangsar to Manang – Overnight-
Day 13: Trek from Manang to Pisang-Overnight-
Day 14: Trek from Pisang to Chame – Overnight-
Day 15: Drive from Chame to Besisahar – Overnight-
Day 16: Drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu – Overnight-
Day 17: Drop to the Airport.
Different travellers have different minds; it means different perspectives on travel. Accordingly, considering such different preferences of travelling according to their budget and timeframe, this trip program also can be customized.